Veteran radio announcer Warner Wolf has been dropped from doing weekday updates by ESPN 1050 in New York. Wolf had been doing sports updates for both ESPN and Don Imus on WABC.
In his blog “Watchdog,” Newsday’s Neil Best says Wolf was given a choice by ESPN 1050 management. Pick one job. ESPN made their decision after Imus made critical “personal” comments about ESPN Radio national hosts “Mike and Mike.” Wolf chose to remain loyal to his primary meal ticket – Imus.
It’s hard to believe Wolf is still working. He’s 71-years-old and has been doing local television in New York (WABC and WCBS) and Washington D.C. since the early ’60s. Unfortunately he was NEVER any good. He is so old that his catchphrase is “Let’s go to the videotape.” That’s right, they didn’t HAVE videotape when Warner Wolf started his tv career.
Wolf’s career peeked in the mid ’70s when he was named to the Monday Night Baseball crew. He was bad at that too.